What’s Causing Fewer Primary Care Visits in the US?

Health Populi

Americans who have commercial health insurance (say, through an employer or union) are rarely thought to face barriers to receiving health care — in particular, primary care, that front line provider and on-ramp to the health care system.

Must-have medical apps for primary care

KevinMD

Earlier this year, we put together a list of what we thought were the best medical apps for health care providers. Now at the end of 2018, we’re augmenting that list to give you a full picture of what we think are must-haves medical apps for those in primary care.

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How telemedicine will revolutionize primary care

KevinMD

It has become more and more evident with time that the health care delivery system here in the United States is riddled with issues. In many ways, the system seems to step on its own feet — as the health care professionals working within it fight to make it work.

Primary Cares Initiative: How eConsults Provide Support

Electronic Health Reporter

In April 2019, CMS announced the Primary Cares Initiative which is expected to reduce administrative burdens and increase patient care while decreasing healthcare costs. Learn more about the payment models of the Primary Cares Initiatives, and how eConsults directly support this new initiative. The article Primary Cares Initiative: How eConsults Provide Support appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Big Idea: Primary Care Automation

Healthcare automation that gives primary care providers more time with their patients—and less on screens—can improve care for patients, increase satisfaction for providers, and deliver positive bottom-line results for system leaders. Download this guide to learn how to optimize automation and keep the patient-provider relationship at the heart of the healthcare experience.

HHS Aims To Deliver Value-Based Transformation In Primary Care

Electronic Health Reporter

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Primary care clinicians say they need a financial lifeline

FierceHealthIT

Primary care clinicians say they need a financial lifeline. hlandi. Tue, 05/26/2020 - 10:53

Primary care is ripe for disruption. Here are the players trying to shake up the market

FierceHealthIT

Primary care is ripe for disruption. Here are the players trying to shake up the market. hlandi. Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:15

Mostashari: The survival of primary care is critical to fight COVID-19

FierceHealthIT

Mostashari: The survival of primary care is critical to fight COVID-19. hlandi. Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:06

How telehealth is starting to reshape primary care delivery

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"The asynchronous virtual visit for primary care is one of those." At HIMSS20, he will offer some up-close perspective, best practices and lessons learned from the health system's efforts to rethink primary care delivery for the 21st Century.

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

Industry Voices—Primary care needs a new operating system

FierceHealthIT

Primary care was meant to be the front door to the healthcare system. Primary care needs to take a new approach, to be "unbundled," so it can become more verticalized and personalized But as a front door, it’s pretty broken.

The successes – and pitfalls – of using telehealth for home-based primary care

KatJercich

Home-based primary care allows individuals with chronic conditions – especially older people – to stay in their homes longer, reducing hospitalization rates and improving quality of life.

Primary care doctors say they are not ready for next COVID-19 surge

FierceHealthIT

Primary care doctors say they are not ready for next COVID-19 surge. hlandi. Thu, 07/02/2020 - 11:30

Humana primary care subsidiary kickstarts expansion of senior-focused clinics 

FierceHealthIT

Humana primary care subsidiary kickstarts expansion of senior-focused clinics . pminemyer. Wed, 06/03/2020 - 12:26

Primary care physicians could take $15 billion hit due to COVID-19 in 2020

Henry Kotula

Dive Brief: The financial impact on primary care practices due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been profound and will likely continue in the months ahead, according to a new study published in Health Affairs. Rural primary care practices are projected to lose $75,274 per physician.

Study: Primary care practices could lose $15B in 2020 due to COVID-19

FierceHealthIT

Study: Primary care practices could lose $15B in 2020 due to COVID-19. rking. Fri, 06/26/2020 - 11:46

Despite Use of Health IT Tools, U.S. Primary Care Physicians Struggle With Care Coordination

Healthcare IT Today

The survey, which reached out to primary care physicians around the world, found that despite having powerful health IT tools at the ready, U.S.-based based PCPs are still finding it difficult to coordinate care with other […]. Primary Care

Primary care concierge platform SteadyMD lands $2.5M in funding

Mobi Health News

Primary care concierge platform SteadyMD just announced that it secured $2.5 million in capital support from Pelion Venture Partners and others

UPDATED Coronavirus tracker: Blue Cross NC waives MA copays for primary care through end of 2020

FierceHealthIT

UPDATED Coronavirus tracker: Blue Cross NC waives MA copays for primary care through end of 2020. pminemyer. Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:59

Primary care doctors experience more burnout and anxiety than other healthcare professionals: research

FierceHealthIT

Primary care doctors experience more burnout and anxiety than other healthcare professionals: research. hlandi. Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:29

Primary Care Practices Utilize the Convenience of Telemedicine

Electronic Health Reporter

Fewer individuals choose to see their primary care physician, and more are turning to quick clinics or urgent care offices for […]. The article Primary Care Practices Utilize the Convenience of Telemedicine appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Millennials demand telehealth in a move away from traditional primary care model

Mobi Health News

It is no secret that millennials are a driving force in society today, and a new survey shows that their demands and behaviors differ from baby boomer and Gen Xers, and could reshape the healthcare industry especially when it comes to primary care and telehealth

98point6 launches its chat-based telemedicine platform for primary care

Mobi Health News

Seattle-based 98point6 today announced the launch of its on-demand primary care platform. Through the smartphone app, patients in 10 US states can easily receive remote care from a board-certified physician through the AI and machine learning-powered service

Primary care doctors fear delayed care will lead to serious illnesses, death

FierceHealthIT

More than a third of primary care clinicians fear their patients will die because of delayed care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual primary care startup opens first of many in-office clinics for workers

Mobi Health News

Eden Health's latest expansion to its hybrid approach comes from a recent deal with Convene

Primary care, insurance navigation platform Eden raises $10M

Mobi Health News

The company plans to use the new money to expand its scope of care.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared.

Tech-enabled Medicare-focused primary care provider Iora Health scores additional $126M

Mobi Health News

The round was led by Indian firm Premji Invest with participation from Cox Enterprise, Temasek F-Prime Capital, Devonshire Investors,406 Ventures, Flare Capital Partners, Polaris Partners and Khosla Ventures.

Insurers blend telemedicine into primary care

Morning eHealth

Former FDA head speaks on health data, privacy — A nudge can go a long way, new Apple Watch study finds

Anthem, K Health team up on personalized primary care tool for members

Mobi Health News

The deal comes with an investment of "tens of millions of dollars" from Anthem to K Health.

1 in 5 primary care practices predicts closure in a month, but telehealth could help

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As many as 20% of primary care practices predict they could close within four weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted between April 10 and April 13 by the non-profit Primary Care Collaborative.

AI Could Soon Have A Big Impact On Primary Care

Healthcare IT Today

A lot of discussion about healthcare AI is vague and visionary in nature. Most of us know that these technologies have a very promising future, but until recently it hasn’t been clear just when practical applications will emerge. That could be changing, though.

Hybrid in-person, virtual primary care startup Carbon Health scores $30M in Series B funding

Mobi Health News

Brookfield Growth Partners led the round, with participation from DCVC, Builders VC, Bullpen Capital, Javelin Venture Partners and Two Sigma Ventures.

Humana waives cost-sharing for primary care, behavioral health visits through end of 2020 

FierceHealthIT

Humana will now waive all cost-sharing for primary care and behavioral health care visits through the end of the year for its Medicare Advantage members.

Industry Voices—Virtual primary care moves healthcare beyond telemedicine  

FierceHealthIT

There's an entirely new way of delivering healthcare: Virtual primary care. As we adopt this new model, it’s important to dispel what virtual primary care is and isn’t

Large employers embrace advanced primary care in 2020: NBGH survey

FierceHealthIT

As employers make their approach to health benefits an integral part of their overall workforce strategy, many are turning to emerging options such as advanced primary care to meet their employees’ needs, a new survey shows.

Blue Cross NC launches program to help keep primary care practices afloat, transition to value-based care

FierceHealthIT

Blue Cross NC launches program to help keep primary care practices afloat, transition to value-based care. pminemyer. Thu, 06/25/2020 - 11:06

CMS accepting applications for new primary care alternative payment models

FierceHealthIT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Monday that is now accepting applications for new primary care alternative payment models.